Business: Motor Bike Accessories and Spare parts Outlet
Location: Kitale Town
Years in Operation: 3 Years
Amount Needed: $1000
Over the years, there has been a significant rise in the number of motorbikes that dot the streets both in the cities and rural regions of Kenya. This phenomenon has created employment for many motorbike operators also known as bodaboda operators especially in rural Kenya where the poor road networks and inaccessible places can easily be reached by motorbikes. It is common to find at least one bodaboda operator in every homestead in the villages. Mr. Onesmus Mwangi Njoroge sought to capitalize on this niche market by opening a $10,000 worth motorbike accessories and spare-parts outlet in Kitale town. His business is strategically located near motorbike mechanic workshops and in the heart of the densely populated Kitale town.
Onesmus is a husband and father of three who has in the three years of his business in operation managed to cater for his young family as well as enable many youth who are the higher percentage of his clients to keep their commercial motorbike operations running. He is seeking $1000 to be able to restock and meet the increasing demands for these parts that need constant replacement due to wear and tear.
He has narrowed down his inventory to parts that record quick turnover, the most sought after being tires, tire tubes, and brakes which need routine replacement . He also sells motorcycle seats, helmets, exhaust pipes, tire rims, shock absorber springs, head and rear lamps, bike frames among others. He has in the recent past gained many new clients as the quality products he sells speak for him to potential clients. He fetches his stock from Kampala-Uganda where he says he gets high quality parts at the best prices and is thus able to sell at pocket friendly prices to his customers. His goal is to keep the hard working youth in business just as they do him.